HarborFrost Brings Fire and Ice – and Fireworks – to Sag Harbor

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The Fiery Sensations performed for the crowd on Windmill Beach off Long Wharf during the 2017 HarborFrost celebration last year. Michael Heller photos

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 23

8 p.m.

All New All Star Comedy Show

Bay Street Theater

Join Bay Street for another night of laughs with Joseph Vecsey and featuring Rosebud Baker (Girls Who Like Boys, Sirius Raw Dog), Tanael Joachim (Gotham Comedy Live, Good Day New York), PJ Landers (House of Cards, The Way it Went Down), Cake Boss (Next Great Baker).

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24

Diane Mazarakis, Frank and Christine Zambella, Christine Castellanetta and John Kirmish helped start the Cilunary Stroll off with a bang at Baron’s Cove Restaurant during the 2017 HarborFrost celebration last year.

Noon to 4 p.m.

Culinary Stroll

Starting at Il Capuccino

Sample some of Sag Harbor’s finest foods on this casual stroll through the village sponsored by the Sag Harbor Hysterical Society. The tour starts at Il Capuccino at noon with stops along the way at the American Hotel, Lulu, and LT Burger. $50 includes dining specialties at each stop, with entertainment along the way provided by local rockers. Cash bar. Proceeds go to a local charity.  The tour ends with plenty of time for guests to make their way to Long Wharf for the fireworks. Prizes for the best decorated chef’s hat.

1-6 p.m.

Shuck Therapy

Baron’s Cove

Come enjoy oysters, chowder, a raw bar, live music and more oyster at Baron’s Cove all afternoon. There will be a special guest appearance from Paddy McMurray, a world champion oyster shucker. Stay and watch the fireworks from the deck. Visit baronscove.com for more information.

2-6 p.m.

Vendors on the Wharf

Long Wharf

Come enjoy that down-home taste and Southern style with the Rolling Smoke BBQ food truck, which brings its passion for BBQ to Long Wharf for HarborFrost. Rolling Smoke was custom designed and built in Texas with a New York attention to detail. The end result is a 32-foot state of the art full kitchen with a built in old hickory smoker that can smoke up to 350 pounds of meat at a time. For a lighter bite, Sen Japanese Restaurant will be giving out soup at the Polar Plunge, and Baron’s Cove will also be on site serving  some tasty treats.

Participants race into the water as part of the Polar Bear Plunge during the 2017 HarborFrost.

2 p.m. (1 p.m. Registration)

Frosty Plunge

Windmill Beach

What better way to celebrate our beautiful surroundings this HarborFrost weekend than by participating in the Frosty Plunge. Stop by Windmill Beach at 1 p.m. to register and join your friends and neighbors in the annual plunge into the frigid, but invigorating, waters of Sag Harbor. The $20 entrance fee will benefit the Sag Harbor Volunteer Ambulance Corps.

Rich Daly of Ice Melodies, Inc. works on a large ice sculpture of a firefighter as part of an ice-carving demonstration during the 2017 HarborFrost celebration.

2 p.m.

Ice Carving by Ice Melodies

Long Wharf

The Long-Island based ice carving company Ice Melodies returns to HarborFrost to carve beautiful ice sculptures on Long Wharf. Master carver Richard Daly is a national award-winning ice carving artist and creates a unique and personal experience. With over 200 ice carving competition titles won, including five Gold Medals at the U.S. National Ice Carving Championships, Ice Melodies strives for perfection with every sculpture. This year organizers are embracing a nautical theme. In addition, look for smaller ice sculptures throughout the business district which carry through the same theme.

2 – 5 p.m.

Children’s Indoor Activities

Dodds and Eder

Get inside and let the little ones warm up during the afternoon hours as Bayburger, Buckskill Winter Club, Dodds and Eder, Emporium Hardware, Goat on a Boat Puppets, Mashashimuet Park, Sag Harbor Express, Sag Harbor Launderette, Sag Harbor Pharmacy, Sag Harbor Youth Committee, Stella & Ruby, The Wharf Shop, and others host simple games, crafts and activities. Drop off not permitted.

2 p.m. (1 p.m. skipper’s meeting)

Ice Breaker Sailing Regatta

Breakwater Yacht Club

Hosted by Breakwater Yacht Club and Community Sailing Center, where sailors and guests are welcome to enjoy refreshments and fireworks after the regatta. There will be a skipper’s meeting at BYC at 1 p.m. with racing to follow at approximately 2 p.m. The entry fee is $15 per person. For more information (or if you are looking for a boat) contact Marty Knab at kankron@hotmail.com or Sean Elliot at sean.elliott@breakwateryc.org.

2 – 4 p.m.

Glitter Tattoos

The Wharf Shop

Get decorated in the most sparkly way. For free!

2:30 p.m.

Anna and Elsa from Frozen

Sag Harbor Variety

Come say hello to the sisters from Disney’s hit movie Frozen who have left Arendelle to experience HarborFrost!

3 – 4 p.m.

Live Music with Ludmilla & Marcello

Grenning Gallery

Ludmilla is a delightful Brazilian import and over the past 20 years has developed a solid musical reputation, working with renowned MPB (Musica Popular Brasileira) artists worldwide. Carefully selecting her repertoire, she finds new meaning in the music of such great composers as Tom Jobim, Carlos Lyra and Edu Lobo, adding her unique sassy, sultry style. Since 1998 Ludmilla has received a tremendous reception performing in the New York area, accompanied by Marcello Pimenta. Together, they give an exciting high-energy performance that is truly unforgettable.

3 and 4 p.m.

Amazing Fire Juggling by Keith Leaf

Long Wharf

Keith Leaf’s happy, good time, family-friendly, comedy juggling show is great fun for all ages. Keith takes fire juggling to a whole new level so watch in amazement at two separate shows on Long Wharf.

4:15-5:15

Live Music with Alfredo Merat

Sag Harbor Inn

Alfredo Merat was born in Madrid, Spain, and raised in Bordeaux, France. He is a self taught and ear-trained musician. He began the cafe theater circuit at age 17 and has toured all over Europe, the Caribbean and the United States. His influences range from Classical and Flamenco to Jazz and Rock. His band is Europa Jam Sessions.

5-7 p.m.

Open House

Breakwater Yacht Club

Come see all that the Breakwater Yacht Club has to offer with a HarborFrost Open House at Sag Harbor’s own community sailing center. Discover membership options, meet members and staff and enjoy the HarborFrost Fireworks display over the harbor!

5:45 p.m.

Fiery Sensations Fire Dancers

Long Wharf

As the sun begins to set, The Fiery Sensations will perform their sizzling and electrifying show at Windmill Beach near Long Wharf. The Fiery Sensations are the Hamptons’ premier fire troupe. Each year they bring heat to HarborFrost, always offering and awe-inspiring and unforgettable show.

A festive crowd enjoyed Grucci fireworks in the fog set off from the end of Long Wharf at the completion of the 2017 HarborFrost celebration on Saturday, 2/24/17

6:15 p.m.

Fireworks by Grucci

Long Wharf

The world-renowned pyrotechnic artists are back in Sag Harbor again this year to light up the sky with their extravagant and unique fireworks display. “This is really the perfect setting and time for a performance,” said Phil Grucci, President and Creative Director of Fireworks by Grucci. “Winter skies are a crisp blank canvas on which to paint striking, warm images. These images will be reflected on the harbor below, creating a kaleidoscope of color and designs.”

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25

10 a.m.

Hike for HarborFrost

Mashashimuet Park

After breakfast meet at Mashashimuet Park for an easy-paced two-mile hike. See Round Pond and Fore and Aft Pond and take a walk on the old railroad spur trail used long ago to transport ice from the ponds to New York City and Sag Harbor. Sponsored by Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt.

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